Former Vice President of Nigeria and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar has arrived Washington DC on a visit to the United States.
Atiku’s visit to the US is coming 12 years since leaving office in 2007 having being alleged of corruption case involving him and US senator, William Jefferson who later served a jail term in the country.
The PDP presidential candidate arrived at 20.20 hours (14.20 hours Washington DC time).
A statement by Paul Ibe, spokesperson to Atiku Abubakar, said that the PDP presidential hopeful “will in the course of his trip hold meeting with US government officials, the business community and the Nigerian community”.
Atiku’s visit to the United States comes a day after he met with the business community in Lagos at an interactive session to “unveil his plans to get Nigeria working again”.
He flew out of Nigeria on Thursday morning with the DG of PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation and Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki for the United States.